Sri Lanka fact-finding, 2013
Following the suspension of visas by the Sri Lankan authorities for an IBAHRI delegation to visit Sri Lanka, the IBAHRI conducted a remote mission to investigate the impeachment of Chief Justice Bandaranayake and the rule of law in Sri Lanka.
Georgia fact-finding mission, 2012
In April 2012 the IBAHRI undertook a fact-finding mission to Georgia to investigate the challenges and opportunities for the legal profession in strengthening the rule of law in Georgia.
Myanmar/Burma fact-finding mission, 2012
In August 2012 a high level IBAHRI delegation visited Myanmar/Burma on a fact-finding mission, to examine the state of the rule of law, particularly with respect to the access to justice before the courts, and to assess the genuineness of the Myanmar/Burmese authorities’ commitment to engage in serious law reform and respect for human rights.
Hungary fact-finding mission, 2012
The IBAHRI undertook a fact-finding mission to Hungary in March 2012 to assess the state of the rule of law in the country, with a focus on independence of the judiciary and the legal profession. A report detailing the mission's findings and recommendations was subsequently released.
Malawi fact-finding mission, 2012
The IBAHRI undertook a fact-finding mission to Malawi in January 2012 to assess the state of the rule of law in the country, with a focus on independence of the judiciary and the legal profession. A report detailing the findings, conclusions and recommendations of the mission will be issued in the first quarter of 2012.
Egypt fact-finding mission, 2011
In June 2011 an IBAHRI delegation undertook a fact-finding mission to Egypt to examine the challenges facing the legal profession prior to and in the months immediately after Egypt’s revolution. A report detailing the mission's findings and recommendations was subsequently released.
Venezuela fact-finding mission, 2011
The IBAHRI delegation visited Caracas, in February 2011 and met with a wide range of stakeholders and was able to hold a meeting with Judge Afiuni, currently under house arrest.
Syria fact-finding mission, 2011
An IBAHRI delegation travelled to Syria in March 2011, the same week as popular unrest started to spread across the country, to examine the independence of the legal profession and courts in Syria in relation to the treatment of human rights defenders and lawyers.
Kenya fact-finding mission, 2009
The IBAHRI conducted a mission to Kenya in early October 2009 to participate in a needs assessment of the Kenyan justice system.
DRC fact-finding mission, 2009
In 2009 the IBAHRI sent a delegation to DRC to conduct a thorough examination of the failing justice system. Following the mission the IBAHRI released a report detailing the delegation's findings and recommendations.
Brazil fact-finding mission, 2009
In 2009, the IBAHRI conducted a fact-finding mission to Brazil, focusing on the Brazilian criminal justice sector, and in particular on access to justice in pre-trial detention. A report subsequent to the mission was released in February 2010.
Cameroon scoping mission, 2008
The IBAHRI sent a delegation to Cameroon in December 2008 for a scoping study on torture in prisons and police and gendarmerie stations.
Iran fact-finding mission, 2008
In July 2007, the IBA President Fernando Pombo led an IBAHRI delegation visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran. Hosted by the Iran Bar Association in Tehran and Mofid University in Qom, the delegation met with a wide range of legal stakeholders.
Poland fact-finding misson, 2008
In June 2008, the IBAHRI and CCBE conducted a follow-up visit to Poland to assess progress in implementing the recommendations made in its November 2007 report.
Poland fact-finding mission, 2007
The IBAHRI, in conjunction with the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) coordinated a high-level delegation visit to Poland in September 2007 to investigate allegations of a range of legislative encroachments into the independence of the judiciary and the legal profession.
Colombia fact-finding mission, 2007
In March 2007 the IBAHRI sent a high-level delegation to analyse the capacity of institutions and personnel responsible for delivering an effective remedy for victims of grave human rights violations, resulting from the ongoing internal armed conflict in Colombia.
Venezuela fact-finding mission 2007
Following heightened concern over the deterioration of the rule of law in Venezuela, the IBAHRI sent a fact-finding delegation to Venezuela in March 2007.
Bolivia fact-finding mission 2006
In 2006 the IBAHRI undertook a fact-finding mission to Bolivia to investigate the growing concern over threats to the independence of the judiciary. Following the mission the IBAHRI released a report containing findings and recommendations.
The Gambia fact-finding mission, 2006
A delegation visited the Gambia in June 2006 in response to concerns regarding the status of the rule of law, the independence of the judiciary and the ability of the legal profession to exercise its professional duties freely.
Ecuador fact-finding mission, 2005
In June 2005 the IBAHRI undertook a mission to Ecuador in response to civil unrest surrounding the dismissal of a number of senior judges and lawyers and the handling of key criminal cases concerning two former Presidents.
Russia fact-finding mission, 2005
In April 2005, the IBAHRI sent a high level delegation to Russia following a proposal by the Russian Government to increase its power over judicial appointments. In June 2005 the IBAHRI released a report detailing its findings and conclusions.
Angola fact-finding mission, 2003
In April 2003, the IBAHRI conducted a fact-finding mission to Angola to assess the administration of justice and to recommend steps to create a fully functioning justice system after the civil war.
Venezuela fact-finding mission, 2003
In 2003 the IBAHRI undertook a fact-finding mission to Venezuela, issuing a report entitled: Venezuelan Justice System in Crisis.
Malawi fact-finding mission, 2002
In May 2002, the IBAHRI undertook a fact finding mission to Malawi to assess the functioning of the legal system and its compliance with international and regional standards on the rule of law, in particular human rights standards.
Peru and Venezuela fact-finding mission, 1999
In March 1999, a delegation was sent to Peru and Venezuela to monitor and consider the perceived lack of independence felt by the judiciary.
Kenya fact-finding mission, 1996
In November 1996, the IBA conducted a mission to Kenya to report on the legal system and the independence of the judiciary.